So you’ve found an issue in a Package in a Project for a DataSynchronization in a Integration Services Catalogs ( .dtsx file ) that you want to edit?

Install if its not already on it and open SQL Server Data Tools

Click on File and New Project

Choose this Project

Choose “Intergration Servies Catalog” and Open the project

You should see the .dstx files on the right under

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You will probably be given the files in a Zip file something like

SV9100_UC_Suite_AU_v4.5.4_R2

Extract this zip file

Download and install 7zip then extract UC_InConnect-4_5_4.exe to a folder UC_InConnect-4_5_4

You will now see the MSI file to install 

UcConnector.msi

Move this file to a share on a server ( or DFS location if you have multiple sites ) and make sure Domain Computers has read Access to the Share and the security on the folder

Create a new Group Policy and add it to the Policy Assigned Apps

How apply this policy to the Workstations OU

And on reboot you should see the below on the desktop

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Faulting application name: OUTLOOK.EXE, version: 16.0.10325.20118, time stamp: 0x5b6376e5
Faulting module name: OUTLOOK.EXE, version: 16.0.10325.20118, time stamp: 0x5b6376e5
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x000000000033246b
Faulting process id: 0x36c4
Faulting application start time: 0x01d43f25ac04f67c
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\OUTLOOK.EXE
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\OUTLOOK.EXE
Report Id: 9833d931-82c0-4400-8f12-18a00e63fdb1
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

 

Outlook 2016 was crashing when changing folders. The event log brought the above error. Rebuilding the OST did not work, in the end we had to uninstall and reinstall Office

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When they initially onboarded, there was no filtering or security in any form:

Running a simple audit against Azure AD>Sign-ins showed the extent, even more when you export a CSV.

2000+ failed attempts within 24 hours:

Step 1) Sort or filter the CSV to find common trends (specific user account/IP/Country:

In this case, the client doesn’t have staff in China, nor should anyone be accessing from there

Step 2) Create a Blacklist – AzureAD>Conditional Access.

  • Create a Named location – in this case I named it ‘Blacklist’

 

 

  • Add any IPs to the blacklist

 

  • Create a policy – Name accordingly

 

  • Filter by a test account if appropriate, same for specific apps (don’t filter all apps if the admin account is included!! This can lock you out of the portal if you make a mistake!)

  • Set the blacklist location

  • Block the blacklist (or if you’re creating a whitelist, just allow instead of reject)

  • Enable the policy, then click the ‘What If’ button and test

 

 

Make sure it works as intended!

 

 

End result:

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Recently for a Chubb Company insurance quote, we had to answer

Do the managers of the site, Next DC, have flood prevention action plans in place?  Please can you provide details of plans if known.

 

The answer took a while but was : 

Extensive site due diligence was conducted prior to building M1, ensuring that it was built 1 meter above the 100 year flood line, outside of bushfire prone areas and in a non-seismic zone. The fire suppression system in a data hall takes 2 minutes to deploy after smoke is detected.

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What are the benefits of adding a Manager to a user in AD?
 
Build Organisation Charts on the fly
If you build the right structure of Managers and subordinates, in Outlook 2013 and up when you click on the user, you can see the Organization Chart of the company ( rather than building a separate one )  under Organization

In Office 365 Managers get Notifications of User deletions as well as access to the users OneDrive

When an office 365 account is deleted or the Ad Sync Item is removed ( Either by deleting the object or removing the AD Sync group from the user ) it has 30 days before it gets deleted ( Emails and Files )

The manager get notified of this at 30 days , then again at 7 days

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/onedrive/retention-and-deletion

Creation of a Team Calendar

Outlook will automatically add Team Members ( who have the same Manager ) calendars to each outlook, as well as the managers

https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/help/3163350/outlook-doesn-t-display-your-manager-s-team-calendars
 
This functionality can be disabled if needed 

Expand : User Configuration – Policies – Administrative Templates – Microsoft Outlook 2010 or/and 2013 or 2016– Outlook Options – Preferences – Calendar Options – Schedule View

And Set policy Prevent Reporting Line Group Calendar from appearing .

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If you windows domain does not have a (.local) on the end you will need to use this registry key to join it to the domain

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters

  1. Locate AllowSingleLabelDnsDomain. If the key AllowSingleLabelDnsDomain does not exist:
  1. EditNew, DWORD.
  2. Write AllowSingleLabelDnsDomain as key name, and ENTER.
  3. Double click AllowSingleLabelDnsDomain.
  4. Set the Value to 1.
  5. Exit regedit
  6. Try to join the domain
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Recently I need to remove an Empty Virtual Disk from a Hyper V machine

On Server 2012 Machines you can run 

get-disk | fl objectID

And use the Last X.X.X numbers (e.g. 5&2D5F53A1&0&0.0.0

First number means IDE controller number, the second one means the location

 

 

However in Server 2008 r2 : get-disk : The term ‘get-disk’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet

So in Server 2008 r2 you will need to navigate to the hardware ID’s of the device per below which will give you the location of your Device ( ATA Device is IDE and SCSI Device is SCSI )

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Disabling an AD account is not instant so the best was is to disable the services for the user :

(It can take around 5-10 minutes for the disabling of the protocols and/or settings to go into effect ) 

 

For Exchange 2007: Set-CASMailbox -Identity <user> -OwaEnabled $false

Set-CASMailbox -Identity <user> -MapiEnabled $false

Set-CASMailbox -Identity <user> -MapiBlockOutlookRpcHttp $true

Set-CASMailbox -Identity <user> -OwaEnabled $false

 

 For Exchange 2010, 2013, 2016 and 365:Set-CASMailbox -Identity <user> -OwaEnabled $false

Set-CASMailbox -Identity <user> -EwsEnabled $false

Set-CASMailbox -Identity <user> -EwsEnabled $false

Set-CASMailbox -Identity <user> -EcpEnabled $fals

Set-CASMailbox -Identity <user> -MapiEnabled $false

Set-CASMailbox -Identity <user> -MapiBlockOutlookRpcHttp $true

Set-CASMailbox -Identity <user> -EwsAllowMacOutlook $false

Set-CASMailbox -Identity <user> -EwsAllowOutlook $false

 

You might want to set an Out of Office on for the user if needed for external parties, and also arrange email forwarding to a colleague and access to the mailbox for previous mail

 

Then Disable AD account!

 

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Recently has someone who could not recieve or make phonecalls on their iphone , went through the troubleshooting steps : 

We swapped the sim to another phone and worked no issues. Swapping to another iPhone and restoring Backup , brought the same issue which means it must of been a setting 

 

  • Turned Bluetooth off ( Incase Connecting to car ) 
  • Dial : *#31#  ( to remove no caller ID ) 
  • Do not disturb- off
  • Airplane mode off
  • Call forwarding – off

In the end this resolved the issue : 


Go to Settings > Mobile> Mobile Data Options > Enable 4G ( or LTE ) for Voice AND Data

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